Were the thugs trying to relocate the Nigerian parliament to under the Abuja flyover?

A statement in Abuja on Thursday by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, SP Adeniran Aremu, said the mace was recovered under the flyover before Abuja city gate where it was abandoned.

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He explained that a high-powered police investigation team recovered the symbol of legislative authority, adding that a discreet investigation to apprehend the suspects involved in the theft has been launched.

"The police teams engaged in massive raids of identified criminal spots/flashpoints, stop and search operations, visibility and confidence-building patrols, intelligence gathering which forced the suspected miscreants to abandon the Mace at a point under the flyover before the City Gate, where a patriotic passerby saw it and alerted the police,” the statement added.

It commended members of the public, most especially motorists within Abuja metropolis for their support, cooperation and timely information during the rigorous ‘stop and search’ exercise.